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  • Rejuvenated Arkansas ready for road-tested Huskies

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Brandon Allen was the Arkansas quarterback during arguably its worst season in school history a year ago. With that bit of perspective, the junior is enjoying the Razorbacks turnaround this season. Arkansas (2-1) has done its best to put a school-worst 10-game losing streak behind it, outscoring Nicholls State and Texas Tech by a combined 122-35 in dominating wins. The optimism surrounding the Razorbacks after last week's 49-28 win over the Red Raiders has reached its highest point since a Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State to end the 2011 season — a win that capped a 21-5 stretch over two years. "I think we're all enjoying the feeling of winning again, and we're not ready for that fee

  • Rutgers braces for Navy's triple-option

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Rutgers coach Kyle Flood describes Navy's running game as "the gold standard of option offenses." The Scarlet Knights' goal Saturday is to tarnish that reputation by stopping a potent running attack that leads the nation with 403 yards per game. "When you face the triple-option, it's about everybody knowing their jobs, knowing their assignments," Rutgers defensive tackle Darius Hamilton said. "They're great at what they do. Probably the best in the world and being part of the Navy, they're probably the most disciplined people you ever meet. So you've got to pay attention to the little details." Rutgers has fared well against Navy's option in the past. Just two years ago, Navy could muster only 16

  • Guide to Yukon at Deer Creek

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Deer Creek, 6101 NW 206th, Edmond Radio: KZLS-AM 1640; KTOK-AM 1000 Online: www.coxhshub.com Records: Yukon 0-2; Deer Creek 0-2 Last week: Norman North 42, Yukon 28 — Norman North was too much offensively, jumping to an early lead and dominating throughout the game. Norman 14, Deer Creek 7 — The […]

  • Hamilton tops Friday practice at Singapore GP

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg and defending champion Sebastian Vettel both had setbacks. Hamilton's best time of 1 minute, 47.490 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit was a tenth of a second faster than Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who was fastest in the morning session. "Pole here has always been very important," Hamilton said. "Being up at the front will be crucial and that's obviously my target for qualifying tomorrow. "Nico looks very quick, as do the Ferraris and the Red Bulls, but I'm feeling good this weekend and I'm focused on the job.

  • Guide to Class 6A-1 No. 8 Edmond North at Class 6A-II No. 5 Stillwater

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 16 hr ago

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Stillwater High School, 1224 N Husband St Records: Edmond North 1-1; Stillwater 2-0 Last week: Edmond Memorial 35, Edmond North 0 — The Huskies’ offense went dormant against crosstown rival Edmond Memorial. They were limited to just 22 yards of offense and four first downs. Stillwater 35, Mustang 26 — […]

  • Guide to Lincoln Christian at Class 2A No. 9 OCS

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: OCS, Interstate 35 and Second, Edmond Records: Lincoln Christian 2-0; Oklahoma Christian School 2-0 Last week: Lincoln Christian 49, Holland Hall 3 — The Bulldogs smothered Holland Hall on the ground, rushing for 293 yards and allowing just a field goal in the third quarter. OCS 43, Metro Christian 32 […]

  • Lille to host France-Switzerland Davis Cup final

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The Davis Cup final between France and Roger Federer's Switzerland will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy stadium in the northern French city of Lille. Inaugurated in 2012, the stadium has a retractable roof which will be closed throughout the Nov. 21-23 final. The surface for the final will be announced by Monday, the FFT said in a statement Friday. France is third on the list of all-time winners behind Australia and the United States, and bidding for a 10th Davis Cup title. Switzerland is looking for its first. "All of France waits with impatience for this final," FFT president FFT President Jean Gachassin said. "I am particularly happy that it will be played before a record attendance

  • Guide to Class 5A No. 9 Del City at Class 6A-II No. 2 Midwest City

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Midwest City, 701 E. Lockheed Records: Del City 1-1; Midwest City 1-1 Last week: Lawton Eisenhower 40, Del City 13 — Lawton Eisenhower stunned Del City behind quarterback Bentley Bross and an opportunistic defense. Midwest City 18, Carl Albert 0 — The Bombers’ defense was in full force, limiting Carl […]

  • Rare Ruth, Gehrig film being shown in Cooperstown

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Rare home movie footage of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig during a 1920s barnstorming tour in California will lead off this weekend's Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival. Producer Kerry Yo Nakagawa says the footage was found in 2009 among 16mm reels taken by a Japanese-American businessman in Fresno on Oct. 29, 1927. He says the 21-second clip shows Ruth taking batting practice and Gehrig posing with Nakagawa's uncle and other local Japanese-American players. The footage will be shown Friday evening in the museum's Bullpen Theater to kick off the film festival, which runs through Sunday afternoon. The festival includes 11 feature and documentary films.

  • Syracuse hosts Maryland aiming to go 3-0

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt is ready for his next test. Last week, he guided Syracuse to a 40-3 road victory over Central Michigan after starting the season by getting ejected in what turned into a nail-biting, one-point win in double overtime against Villanova. Hunt scored the final three touchdowns against CMU and says the game "was really an important" one for him. He says he felt he let the team down by getting tossed late in the first half against the Wildcats. Syracuse beat Maryland 20-3 last year at College Park.

  • UCF, Bethune-Cookman rekindle in-state rivalry

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the earliest days of UCF's football program matchups with nearby and fellow FCS member Bethune-Cookman were a yearly staple. That ceased in 1996 when the Knights jumped to the FBS level. Both teams have grown up a lot as they prepare to rekindle the rivalry with their first meeting in more than 15 years on Saturday. Just don't expect the current players on either side to be filled with a lot of nostalgia. "I was 2 years old at the time, so I can't remember," said Knights linebacker Troy Gray, when asked to recall what he was doing the last time the programs met in 1995. "I was probably watching 'Barney.

  • Charleston Southern hosts 'big brother' Citadel

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern is finally getting big brother to come to its house. Charleston Southern will host The Citadel on Saturday before what it expected to be a record crowd at Buccaneer Field. Charleston Southern beat the Bulldogs last season in the Buccaneers' first game with coach Jamey Chadwell. It was the catalyst to a surprising 10-3 season. "Any time you can get big brother to your place — that has never happened — I think it shows hopefully the progress this university can make, that there can be room for two universities in this city," Chadwell said.

  • Purdue looks for bigger plays vs S Illinois

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A week ago as Purdue prepared to play Notre Dame, sophomore quarterback Danny Etling was fighting to keep his job. After solidifying his role by completing 27 of 40 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns in the 30-14 loss to the Fighting Irish, Etling is ready to take the next step: more yards per completion on Saturday when the Boilermakers (1-2) host Southern Illinois (3-0). Etling is completing 57.3 percent of his passes (63 of 110 for 541 yards), but for an average of only 8.6 yards per completion. With Southern Illinois averaging 44.3 points a game, Etling knows short throws may not be the answer against the high-powered Salukis from the Championship Subdivision.

  • QB Knight, No. 4 Oklahoma set for showdown at WVU

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Trevor Knight is ready to find out how Oklahoma handles the start of a long stretch of games away from home. The sophomore quarterback will lead the fourth-ranked Sooners (3-0) into a hostile environment at West Virginia (2-1) on Saturday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams. The Sooners will play the first of three consecutive games outside the state of Oklahoma. Knight says Oklahoma needs to be consistent and get the early momentum against the Mountaineers. Knight is a big reason Oklahoma has won seven straight dating to last season that includes a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says Knight is playing far better than when the Mountaineers faced him

  • Celtic's Tonev charged with making racist remark

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Scottish Football Association has charged on-loan Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev with "excessive misconduct" for allegedly using racist language toward an Aberdeen player during a league match. Aberdeen defender Shay Logan, who is black, complained to the referee during Saturday's Scottish Premiership game at Parkhead that Tonev made a racist remark toward him. The SFA says on Friday that Tonev is accused of using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature." He has until next Friday to respond to the charge. The 24-year-old Tonev, who plays for Bulgaria, was making his Celtic debut after joining on a one-year loan deal with Aston Villa.

  • A Brother's Love: Former Raven gives kidney to his brother, a former Steeler

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Looking for some good news coming out of the NFL? Former Ravens ' player, Ma’ake Kemoeatu gave his kidney to his brother, Chris, who used to play for the Steelers.  Chris has heard a lot of wisecracks since then. “Everyone jokes about me having a Ravens’ kidney,” Chris said. “But hey, I can live with that.” Living a better life is why the transplant happened in the first place. Their story will make you smile.

  • High-octane Indiana travels to No. 18 Missouri

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gary Pinkel says his team is prepared to face Indiana's high-powered offense. "I think you just have to control them the best you can," the Missouri coach said. "I think you have to make sure you contain the great skill that they have. You're not going to stop them." The 18th-ranked Tigers (3-0) host the Hoosiers (1-1) on Saturday before starting an eight-game stretch against Southeastern Conference opponents. Indiana is averaging 574 total yards and running back Tevin Coleman leads the country with 218.5 rushing yards per game.

  • Dad forces 15-year-old son to play drinking game during OU vs. Tennessee

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    An Athens, Tennessee, man was arrested this week after officials said he forced his 15-year-old son to play a drinking game during the Oklahoma-Tennessee football game on Saturday. Several people at the home said the teen's father, 35-year-old Mark Allen Hughes, forced his son to play a drinking game with him while watching Tennessee take on OU. Witnesses told police that Hughes made his son play the game after he caught the 15-year-old drinking. Some of the witnesses then left the home, but when they came back, the teen was lying unresponsive on the kitchen floor. Hughes started fighting with the people in the house when they tried to take the boy to the hospital, so they put the 15-year-old in the back of a car and called police.

  • OSU football: Texas Tech offers renewed focus

    John Helsley | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    For months, and then intensely in August, Oklahoma State focused on the season opener against Florida State. That’s a lot of Seminoles talk. Finally, the Cowboys can refocus. After two out-of-the-spotlight games and an off week, OSU enters Big 12 play next Thursday against Texas Tech. And it’s a game that commands attention. “They are […]

  • OSU Football: Tech Offers New Focus

    John Helsley | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    For months, and then intensely in August, Oklahoma State focused on the season opener against Florida State. That’s a lot of Seminoles talk. Finally, the Cowboys can refocus. After two out-of-the-spotlight games and an off week, OSU enters Big 12 play next Thursday against Texas Tech. And it’s a game that commands attention. “They are […]